A blind man Babette reads to on a weekly basis. The old man has a taste for tabloid magazines like the National Enquirer and the National Examiner, which tout conspiracy theories and rumors. He and his sister go missing for several days, and they’re found stuck in a shopping mall, completely overwhelmed by the saturation of consumerism that they don’t understand.
The timeline below shows where the character Old Man Treadwell appears in White Noise. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...who is Denise’s biological father, wants to take everyone to dinner. Jack drives Babette to Old Man Treadwell ’s house, where she is supposed to read to the blind man from the tabloids,... (full context)